Remote Viewing Security Cameras
Watch Security Cameras from your Phone
The convenience of viewing your surveillance camera footage & live video feed from anywhere is invaluable. That’s why at Central Jersey Security Cameras, your DVR is already set up for off-premise remote viewing. Remote viewing expands the possibilities and capabilities of security cameras in various ways. The user can check their cameras at work or while on travel. Constant monitoring systems can be installed and signals transmitted to a remote 24/7 monitoring service that can alert the user of any activity or suspicion. The possibilities are forever becoming endless.
Our remote viewing app also supports Intrusion Detection & real-time alerts. Intrusion detection will send immediate alerts to your smart device directly from the DVR, NVR, or IP camera. For example, you want to know when someone or something enters your driveway, so you go into the software of your DVR, NVR, or IP camera and start setting up specific areas by drawing lines across the driveway. These alerts can be sent straight to your smart phone to view.
How To View Security Cameras Remotely
How does CCTV Remote Viewing work?
There are many types of remote security cameras and many ways to view the cameras remotely. There are a few methods for making your security camera “remotely viewable”, however the key ingredient for all of them is the idea of internet protocol or networking. Although there are several possible variations for capturing, sending, and storing the camera’s signal the basic process works like this.
An IP security camera system works by converting the camera’s video signal into a digital file that can be transmitted via a networking system. Depending on the type of system, the signal, by way of the local network, can even be sent to the internet making the security camera remotely accessible from anywhere internet is available.
Many cameras connect to a DVR or digital video recorder system. They do this by a physical connection through a cable or by utilizing various wireless technologies (similar to the wireless technology used by wireless computer routers and receivers). Most wireless cameras have a useful maximum range of approximately 300 feet.
Regardless of how the camera’s signal is transmitted, it is normally transmitted to a personal computer, DVR system, IP video server, or directly to the internet. Streaming technology allows for the digital data to be transmitted and viewed in real-time while maintaining small file sizes to prevent overloading the network. Personal computers, DVR systems with specific, dedicated video networking circuits, and IP video servers can each be utilized to do this “file processing” work and transfer the final product to the LAN or internet.
“Streaming technology allows for the digital data to be transmitted and viewed in
real-time while maintaining small file sizes to prevent overloading the network.”
Once the video signal has been prepared by the system and has reached transmission to a LAN or the internet, viewing opportunities are seemingly endless. The camera, video system, or IP video server comes with software that prepares the signal and provides software applications for viewing. Based on the file type and application software, the camera can be viewed remotely in a variety of ways.
Some of the easiest remote viewing cameras/systems/software allows the user to view the camera using an internet web browser. In addition to using personal desktop computers, you can also view your security cameras remotely using just about any personal communication appliance. That means you can view real-time, live images from your camera(s) using a laptop computer, cell phone, or even a PDA. In fact, it will provide an alert to the user via e-mail if the camera has detected motion and has started recording activity.
Storing Video Footage Over The Internet
Cloud Storage lets you access your camera’s live views, recordings and make copies all through the app or from any computer. You can retrieve important footage from your cameras and send it to a portable device such as a flash drive or external hard drive. This service stores all recordings from your security cameras off-premises, in a reliable redundant server aka “The Cloud”.
Benefits of Remote Viewing
- Access video footage from anywhere
- Real-time alerts
- Allow access to multiple users/admins
- Peace of mind
- Ease of use